I am interested in both individual and societal influences on health and well-being, and these core interests have shaped my teaching and research. My research is concentrated in the general areas of health and community psychology.
Much of my published work has used the theoretical framework of reversal theory, a theory of motivation and personality that has been widely applied to studies of health, as well as diverse other areas. My current research examines personality predictors of academic risk-taking.
Scholarly activity in health and community psychology is collaborative by nature, and I have enjoyed successful collaborative endeavours with a number of faculty members in Nursing, Law, and Psychology.
Examples of my scholarly work can be found here: